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Can you score 15/15 in our quiz on Boro's internationals? Let us know how you get on by sharing your result on social media.

'We all want to fight for the shirt, we've got faith in Woodgate' Boro's top scorer looks ahead to the crucial upcoming games after the international break.

Predictions for next 7 games & how table will look at Christmas Philip Tallentire attempts to predict how Boro will get on in their next seven games in the run up to Christmas Day.

Factors that could change Boro's thinking as January approaches Boro already have an idea of what they want and need - but a lot can change in six weeks.

Stewart Downing selects his dream Boro XI made up of ex-teammates Philip Tallentire challenged Stewart Downing to name his best Boro XI made up of former team-mates.

January transfer window: Dates, deadlines and loan rules Middlesbrough are planning for January :: Here's all the info you need about the window.

International Round-Up: Wood Leads England U18s To Victory - Middlesbrough FC Nathan Wood wore the captain's armband for England U18s as they kicked off their triple header of fixtures in Spain with an impressive win over Russia.

MFC Retail Stall Open In Cleveland Centre - Middlesbrough FC MFC Retail have opened a stall in the Cleveland Centre, which includes a fantastic selection of Christmas gifts for the Boro fan in your life.

Bolton fan who spent three months building Riverside on Minecraft There are many images of the iconic venue but surely none can compare with a new Minecraft version of the stadium?

Pallister on his Boro heroes & Ayresome Park highlights Pally spoke about his memories of Ayresome Park, Old Trafford and how new stadiums compare with old grounds in an interview with Tosh Warwick.

Paddy McNair's verdict on Stoke's Michael O'Neill appointment The midfielder has been a regular in O'Neill's Northern Ireland team.

Riverside Stadium To Welcome The Killers - Middlesbrough FC Teesside the final stop on band's biggest-ever UK Tour next summer…

The Killers to play Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium concert in 2020 The 2019 Glastonbury headliners - who boast hits like Somebody Told Me and Mr Brightside, will be joined by Manic Street Preachers.

Toney latest as Posh name their price amid Premier League interest There's also the latest on a League Two striker loosely linked with Middlesbrough earlier this season.

Friend on stinging player ratings & post-match interviews The Middlesbrough fans' favourite offers some insight into how players feel about matchday press duties and coverage.

Half Season Cards Now On Sale - Middlesbrough FC Join the journey with a Half Season Card…

Thank You For Completing Equality Survey - Middlesbrough FC The club would like to thank all of the 1,500 fans who completed our recent Equality and Diversity survey.

Tim Williamson: Boro’s First England International - Middlesbrough FC As England celebrate the milestone of their 1,000th international match against Montenegro at Wembley tonight, Manchester Metropolitan University historian and Boro fan Dr Tosh Warwick takes a look back at our first England international Tim Williamson.

Sheff Wednesday vow to defend themselves against EFL charges The English Football League have released a statement explaining their decision to charge the Owls.

Assombalonga throws his support behind Woodgate The majority of Woodgate's squad will remain on Teesside during the international break, and Assombalonga is ready to work hard and ease the pressure on the former Leeds United defender. He told the Northern Echo: "I'm sure this two weeks will be full of hard training sessions to make sure we're ready for after the break.

Ziege on his Boro transfer regret & the English drinking culture 'I lived in a little village - with four pubs - I had a bad experience and said, "never again", reveals the ex-Boro defender.

International Dates For Boro Players - Middlesbrough FC Up to six Boro players could be in action during the international window. Here's all the fixtures to keep track of…

11 Championship stars that could earn a January top flight move There will be a number of Championship stars catching the eye of scouts from top clubs including two from Boro.

Middlesbrough's 5 best & worst January window signings The annual scramble for season-changing additions is on the horizon. Philip Tallentire has picked five good January signings and five to forget.

16 observations on how Boro's season so far has unfolded Every game has raised a talking point that has slowly changed the narrative of Boro's Championship campaign.

Tripe Supper: Woodgate's interviews & Boro's Britt challenge Join Dominic Shaw, Philip Tallentire and Anthony Vickers for our latest Boro podcast.

Christmas Parties And Events At The Riverside - Middlesbrough FC We've got it all at the Riverside Stadium this festive season…

Boro U12s To Enter Christmas Truce Tournament - Middlesbrough FC Boro’s Under-12s will travel to Ypres, Belgium, and take part in a prestigious Christmas Truce tournament as a reward for their project on the Spanish Flu pandemic.

Woodgate, a startling stat & bookies' view on relegation Cardiff City are the latest Championship club to opt for managerial change.

Blackburn Rovers could loan out ex-Middlesbrough and Sheffield United winger Blackburn Rovers are considering loaning out winger Harry Chapman in January. The 21-year-old is struggling for game time at Ewood Park and could benefit.

Leeds United interest in Ayala makes sense - Sky Sports presenter Boro's defender is out of contract next summer and has been linked with Leeds.

What happened to Karanka's first squad, 6 years on from his arrival Karanka was appointed as Boro boss six years ago today and first took charge against Leeds United.

Boro's January approach & efforts to change recruitment model Anthony Vickers also discusses the players who are out of contract next summer.

Loan Watch: James Comes Close To FA Cup Upset - Middlesbrough FC Brad James was in goal for Gateshead as they bowed out of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday.

Middlesbrough fans react as Daniel Ayala linked with Leeds move Daniel Ayala has emerged as a reported target for Leeds in the January transfer window, but Middlesbrough fans are desperate to keep him.

Rationalising finances doesn’t have to mean Boro cease to compete Anthony Vickers answered Boro fans' questions on the Q&A on the blog on Tuesday.

Ex-Middlesbrough winger could be on the move in January 'I really like Harry Chapman, that’s the reason he’s here,' Tony Mowbray on Harry Chapman's future.

Middlesbrough last call We have limited availability in the Centenary Pavilion for our next home game against Middlesbrough and this is your last chance to join us for this sell out match. You can see the return of ex Leeds United players and the now management team at Middlesbrough - Jonathan Woodgate and Robbie Keane, as we look to maintain our early season progress.

8 things for Woodgate to watch out for and work on during break Dominic Shaw outlines Woodgate's priorities, including fitness, goals, January and avoiding transfer distractions.

FULL 90: QPR v Boro - Middlesbrough FC Boro signed off before the third international break of the season with a trip to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

Academy Round-Up: U23s Lose Out At Rovers - Middlesbrough FC Youngster Joe Gibson scored his first goal for Boro's Under-23s on Friday night, but it wasn't enough to prevent defeat at Blackburn Rovers.

Boro's best so far, breakthrough acts & those who need to improve A quick look through the average ratings so far flags up the key problem: collectively and individually the team have not been good enough.

Report: Stoke want Middlesbrough's George Friend George Friend has spent seven years at Boro but could he swap one Championship struggler for another in Stoke City? Michael O'Neill is keen to make Middlesbrough left-back George Friend his first signing since taking over at Stoke City, according to the Northern Echo.

Cardiff reveal manager priority with ex-Boro bosses set to miss out The Bluebirds are looking for a replacement for Neil Warnock, who left the club on Monday night.

Papers: Winger linked, Friend 'interest' & Leeds Nketiah fears The latest transfer speculation as clubs look ahead to the January window.

Stoke City transfer gossip: Michael O'Neill eyes up Middlesbrough favourite Stoke City boss Michael O'Neill looking ahead to January window.

How Boro would cope without Assombalonga is beyond contemplation Boro must not become a one-man band in the scoring stakes, writes Eric Paylor.

Boro's rivals Cardiff City confirm the departure of Neil Warnock The 70-year-old leaves the club after three years in charge.

WATCH: QPR v Boro - Inside Matchday - Middlesbrough FC Our cameras take you behind the scenes and close to the action as Boro claim at draw at QPR…

OnThisDay In 2006: Arrivederci, Massimo - Maccarone's Last Goal - Middlesbrough FC On this day in 2006, Massimo Maccarone scored what proved to be his final goal in Boro colours.

Predict Boro's next 7 games & how the table will look at Christmas There may be reasons for optimism after the goal drought ended - but will it be reflected in the festive table?

ROI & Boro in contact as McCarthy vows to 'take care' of Randolph Boro's keeper is away on international duty with Republic of Ireland.

Get Your Free Tickets For Signing Session On Wednesday - Middlesbrough FC Six Boro stars will be visiting the Club Shop on Wednesday November 13 for a signing session.

Social Media Reaction As Boro Earn Point In Capital - Middlesbrough FC Here's a look at the social media reaction from Boro's players and fans after a 2-2 draw with QPR in West London on Saturday afternoon.

After last week's confusion, Traore now pulls out of Spain squad The former Middlesbrough winger was in fine form for Wolves against Aston Villa on Sunday.

Former Stoke City and Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis on the key factor behind Steve Cooper's impressive start at Swansea City The ex-Stoke manager has been very impressed with the Swans under their current boss.

Britt, Loftus Road tunnel déjà vu & two bosses on same wavelength Saturday afternoon was what Assombalonga can be, the Middlesbrough striker was in the mood at QPR.

Woodgate is 'a lucky lad' to get Boro job, says Pulis 'With the chairman they've got hopefully they'll give him the time to push on and improve'

Britt 'knew storm would pass' & explains how he maintains belief The Middlesbrough striker returned to form with a clinical double against QPR on Saturday.

Internationals Head Off In Good Heart - Middlesbrough FC Boro’s international stars have headed off to link up with their respective nations in good heart after Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Queens Park Rangers…

QPR 2 Boro 2 - Middlesbrough FC Highlights of Middlesbrough's trip to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday November 9 2019 when Britt Assombalonga scored two goals…

Media View: Fighting Spirit, Goals, Love, And Optimism - Middlesbrough FC Here's how the media viewed our 2-2 draw at Loftus Road on Saturday…

GALLERY: 23 Photos Of Boro's Travelling Fans At QPR - Middlesbrough FC Photographs of Boro's travelling fans at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday November 9 2019…

Leeds, Stoke & Fulham 'want Ayala' as inevitable links emerge Ayala is one of six players out of contract next summer :: He says he wants to stay.

Woodgate on decisions that went against Boro & Britt's double 'Every striker will go through patches and confidence dips. Imagine if I came out and started slating him, that's not me'

Remembering the Boro players lost in the Great War Anthony Vickers looks at some of the players from the great Boro side of a century ago who were among those killed in the Great War.

Adama's international 'confusion' as winger gets first Spain call The 23-year-old has been in fine form for Wolves this season.

Nationals: Appalling error, Boro's fight & boss feeling the love What the nationals made of Boro's 2-2 draw with QPR.

3-fold bonus, need for something & importance of ending the wait Dominic Shaw's analysis of Boro's 2-2 draw at QPR.

MATCH REPORT: QPR 2 Boro 2 - Middlesbrough FC Britt Assombalonga ended Boro’s goal drought by scoring twice at Queens Park Rangers - but Jonathan Woodgate’s side had to be content with a point despite dominating much of the contest.

In Pictures: Boro's Draw At QPR - Middlesbrough FC Britt Assombalonga was at the double for Boro as we picked up a point on the road against QPR.

WATCH: Jonathan Woodgate Post-Match Reaction - QPR - Middlesbrough FC Jonathan Woodgate praised the desire and commitment of his Boro players after picking up a hard-earned point against QPR.

WATCH: Britt Assombalonga Post-Match Reaction - QPR - Middlesbrough FC Britt Assombalonga praised his Boro teammates after he scored twice to earn a point at QPR.

Boss was thrilled 3 players knocked on his office door on Friday 'They weren’t 100% fit, but they said, "I want to play for you". That’s top,' reveals the Boro boss.

Warburton praises Boro & repeats claim - but also fires a warning The QPR boss felt his side dropped two points against Boro at Loftus Road.

Woodgate praises Boro's 'real' fans & ignores 'keyboard warriors' Woodgate hailed the 'unbelievable' supporters at Loftus Road after the draw with QPR.

Britt brace can be building block says striker 'The second was straight off the training ground' says Boro goal-getter as he ends goal drought.

Queens Park Rangers 2 Middlesbrough 2: Assombalonga double earns vital point for struggling Boro Britt Assombalonga scored twice for struggling Middlesbrough as they drew 2-2 at QPR in the Sky Bet Championship. Boro were staring at another defeat before Nahki Wells' appalling back-pass went straight to Assombalonga, who capitalised by calmly lifting the ball over keeper Joe Lumley.

Woodgate's pre-match faith is repaid: How Boro rated at QPR Dominic Shaw rates the players in Boro's 2-2 draw with Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

Battling Boro fightback to earn confidence-boosting draw Middlesbrough have now gone nine games without a win but there were signs of improvement at Loftus Road, writes Philip Tallentire.

What injury crisis? Boro boosted by return of key players at QPR Jonathan Woodgate has made three changes to his side for the game at Loftus Road.

QPR vs Boro LIVE: Championship updates from Loftus Road Join Anthony Vickers for build-up, live updates and match analysis and reaction.

Queens Park Rangers vs Middlesbrough live streaming: Watch online Match: Queens Park Rangers vs Middlesbrough. Competition: Championship. Date: November 9, 2019. Kick-off time: 3:00 pm, November 9, 2019. Stadium: Loftus Road. Bag a VPN to watch Queens Park Rangers vs Middlesbrough live streaming.

Woodgate backs Assombalonga and praises Ayala & Clayton 'People say he’s got the world on his shoulders but he hasn’t. He is positive'

Late Goals Sink U23s At Blackburn - Middlesbrough FC Graeme Lee had called for a response from his players after Monday’s 4-1 defeat at home to Manchester United, and Boro started the game like a house on fire at Blackburn, dominating the opening 70 minutes.

WATCH: Jonathan Woodgate Looks Ahead To QPR - Middlesbrough FC Jonathan Woodgate hopes Boro can go into the international break by registering our first away win of the campaign against QPR tomorrow.

Gibson, Woodgate, Mowbray & Downing share their Gazette memories Four dyed in the wool sporting Teessiders have shared their memories of growing up with the Gazette.

'Fair play' - What Leeds United, Middlesbrough and other teams have made of Derby County Derby County latest - We have put together a regularly-updated list of what opposition managers have said about the Rams this season in the Championship.

Boro's biggest ever QPR win should have been lift-off for Strachan Eric Paylor looks back on Gordon Strachan's time in charge of Boro and a false dawn at Loftus Road.

'Travelled by car' - Former Middlesbrough star reveals how close he came to joining Leicester City Leicester City latest - Gaston Ramirez could have extended his Premier League stay had the move come off during Claudio Radnieri's stay at the King Power Stadium.

As injuries pile up, is this how Boro will start at QPR? Boro head for Loftus Road without a win in eight games and without a goal in four.

Garry Monk: Ambition drives on Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk says his values will always be key as he looks to return to the Premier League with Sheffield Wednesday.

OnThisDay In 1997: Boro Chalk Up 3-0 Win Over QPR - Middlesbrough FC Boro travel to QPR tomorrow and on this day in 1997, we chalked up a 3-0 win against Rangers at the Riverside.

England Call-Ups For Tavernier And Wood - Middlesbrough FC Marcus Tavernier and Nathan Wood have both received call-ups for England Under-20s and U18s, respectively.

U18s FA Youth Cup Draw Made - Middlesbrough FC Boro's Under-18s will face either Dulwich Hamlet or Forest Green Rovers at home in the third round proper of the FA Youth Cup.

Why Pulis didn't get Stoke job as Boro's rivals appoint O'Neill The Northern Ireland manager O'Neill has today signed a three-and-a-half year deal at Stoke.

Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Queens Park Rangers and Middlesbrough.

Proud Woodgate thanks the Boro fans who defended him at Derby The Boro boss came in for some stick from Derby supporters but travelling Teessiders rallied round.

Warburton on Boro's league position & their 'very big weekend' The QPR boss spoke at length about Boro ahead of this weekend's game at Loftus Road.

Lee Calls On U23s For A PL Cup Response - Middlesbrough FC Graeme Lee is looking for a response from his U23s when they head for Blackburn in the PL Cup on Friday…

Woodgate fires January warning but knows Boro 'need' signings 'We definitely need something, we need extra bodies and extra players, that’s without a shadow of a doubt'

Hugill on 'bittersweet' Boro season, West Ham move & Downing joy Dominic Shaw spoke to the former Boro striker ahead of the game against QPR this weekend.

Darren Randolph Named In Republic Of Ireland Squad - Middlesbrough FC Darren Randolph is one of three goalkeepers who have been included in the Republic of Ireland squad for their two upcoming fixtures.

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Boss 'loves positivity' but understands why fans don't feel same 'I know there will be a lot of negativity around but there was before I got the job anyway. It doesn’t bother me'

Boro have decision to make with another young striker out on loan 'The decision will fall to Boro, but I’m loving my time here. If it is the right move at the right time, I’d be happy to stay'

Boro Supporting Responsible Gambling Week 2019 - Middlesbrough FC Boro are supporting Responsible Gambling Week 2019, a public awareness campaign to trigger a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly.

Fixture Flashback: George Friend Rocket And Adama's First For Boro - Middlesbrough FC Boro are on the road again this Saturday for a trip to QPR, so here's a look back at a memorable meeting at Loftus Road.

Why Boro can take heart from Hull City In the last 25 years, 19 teams have found themselves with 12 points from 15 games - the position Boro are in now.

Woodgate on Hugill threat & why it didn't work out for him at Boro The striker struggled on loan at the Riverside but is on fire this term at QPR.

Blog: QPR build-up as Woodgate ponders how to deal with injuries The latest Boro news and views :: Updates throughout the day.

Peterborough's January message to Championship clubs keen on Toney Middlesbrough, Derby County and Charlton have all been linked with the Posh frontman.

Woodgate 'had his head in his hands' as Boro injuries piled up The boss was watching as winger pulled up - and now his keeper is crocked too.

Middlesbrough goalkeeping crisis as Aynsley Pears joins lengthy injury list Middlesbrough are facing a goalkeeping crisis for Saturday's Championship game at Queens Park Rangers. Without a win since mid-September, Boro are in desperate need of a result at Loftus Road, but could be without nine injured players. That includes their first and second-choice goalkeepers after Aynsley Pears went for a scan on a finger injury.

Paddy McNair And George Saville Named In Unchanged Northern Ireland Squad - Middlesbrough FC Northern Ireland duo Paddy McNair and George Saville have been named in an unchanged squad for the upcoming international window.

O'Neill Recalled From Darlington Loan - Middlesbrough FC The club has moved to recall Tyrone O’Neill from his loan spell at Darlington…

Aynsley Pears The Latest Doubt For QPR - Middlesbrough FC Aynsley Pears is the latest name on the Boro casualty list as Jonathan Woodgate could now be without NINE players for Saturday’s trip to Queens Park Rangers…

Middlesbrough recall homegrown striker ahead of QPR trip 'Boro have activated a recall clause in his loan agreement,' confirm Darlington FC.

A new Middlesbrough injury blow & the latest on George Friend Thomas Mejias could be set for his first start of the season at QPR on Saturday.

An ex-Boro player's swapped Northern League for Champions League 'It was like going out with Ronaldo, I've never seen anything like it, it was awesome,' Curtis Edwards' dad on his son's title victory in Sweden.

Daunting aways & survival scraps at home in Boro's next 10 games Boro face four of the top five on the road and the bottom two at home in a testing 10 game sequence.

Relief for Boro as Supercomputer predicts final league table The opening months of the Championship season have been full of drama at both ends of the table.

Slaven on Boro shot-shy strikers & Hugill threat Blunt Boro have lost the ability to score just as they go up against one of last year's shot-shy strikers hitting a purple patch.

Ayala opens up on Boro contract situation as clock ticks down The Spanish defender wants to stay but knows Boro are moving to a different financial model.

Nominate Your Champion Children For A Party To Remember - Middlesbrough FC Jonathan Woodgate, his coaches and his players will be joining some very special caring children at a special children’s Christmas Party in December.

Boro U23s 1 Manchester United U23s 4 - Middlesbrough FC Our Under-23s' four-match unbeaten run was brought to an end by Manchester United at the Riverside on Monday night.

Fan Q&A: Free agents, playing the kids & Boro's new reality Philip Tallentire answers Boro fans' questions as the club's winless run stretches to eight games.

Former Stoke City and Middlesbrough boss on what Bristol Rovers taught him about football and life But as well as being close friends, they share a common football education which began in the blue and white quarters of Bristol Rovers in the 1970s and 80s, and shaped their football lives over the next four decades.

Team News: Boro Could Be Without Eight For QPR Trip - Middlesbrough FC Jonathan Woodgate could be without EIGHT players for Saturday’s trip to Queens Park Rangers.

'Tactics student Woody was destined to manage' says Gary O'Neil It is a tough job but Woodgate has what it takes and Boro should stick with him says former Riverside team-mate.

Wear your Boro Poppy Pin with pride for the Royal British Legion They weren't available in 2018 - but the RBL has come up trumps this year.

Key Middlesbrough player walking a disciplinary tightrope Paddy McNair is one game away from a ban and the 1st yellow card amnesty of the season is four matches away.

Marcus Browne injury update & 'the joy of Coulson' The frontman limped of after eight minutes but Academy boss Graeme Lee is 'hopeful'

Jonathan Woodgate faces huge job in revitalising ailing Middlesbrough HEAD UP to the top of the North Riding of Yorkshire and a perfect storm is brewing. Third from bottom in the Championship table, with goals being a precious commodity and confidence seemingly haemorrhaging by the week, Middlesbrough are in a parlous situation that would test the most experienced of managers.

'Treading water doesn't work - as Boro are finding out' 'The dressing room did not get the injection of proven quality which it needed and the squad has suffered accordingly', writes Eric Paylor.

FULL 90: Boro U23s 1 Man United U23s 4 - Middlesbrough FC Our Under-23s take on Manchester United at the Riverside on Monday and you can watch the game live here…

Report And Photos: Boro U23s 1 Man United U23s 4 - Middlesbrough FC Boro lost ground on the leading pack in PL2 after going down 4-1 at home to Manchester United on Monday…

Boro face anxious injury wait on Marcus Browne The first team frontman limped off injured in the Academy clash with Manchester United.

Under-23s: Middlesbrough 1 Man Utd 4 Arnau Puigmal and Tahith Chong claimed two goals apiece in a resounding victory for Man United Under-23s at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium.

Middlesbrough vs Manchester United U23s highlights as Tahith Chong and Puigmal score Reaction and highlights as Man Utd Under-23s beat Middlesbrough in Premier League 2 Division 2.

WATCH: Derby County v Boro - Inside Matchday - Middlesbrough FC Boro travelled to Pride Park on Saturday in the first of back-to-back away games.

Loan Watch: Runs Come To An End - Middlesbrough FC Read the latest from Boro's young loanees…

Still Time For Beer & Gin Festival Tickets - Middlesbrough FC With one session already sold out, there's still time to get your tickets for the Riverside's inaugural Beer and Gin Festival.

Boro vs Manchester United LIVE: U23s updates from the Riverside Join us for live updates from the Riverside :: Young first team members are expected to feature for Graeme Lee's side.

Middlesbrough FC Launches Support For RGWeek19 Middlesbrough Football Club has launched its support for Responsible Gambling Week 2019, a public campaign to trigger a national discussion about what it means to play responsibly.

Pulis on 'disastrous' window, Traore & Bamford exits and Woodgate 'The football club is struggling today because of what happened two-and-a-half years ago. It’s not what Woody’s done, or what the players are doing'

U23s Host Manchester United At Riverside Tonight - Middlesbrough FC Our Under-23s are aiming to close the gap on the top two when Manchester United arrive at the Riverside on Monday.

OnThisDay In 2004: Bolo Zenden's Brace Against Lazio - Middlesbrough FC On this day in 2004, Bolo Zenden enjoyed one of his finest nights in a Boro shirt as Roman giants Lazio were felled at the Riverside.

Against Derby, we saw the shape of things to come for Boro There were seven players involved at Derby that had come through the Boro development system.

Rams 'redemption', Saville blows his chance & where do Stoke turn? Dominic Shaw picks out the winners and the losers from the weekend in the Championship.

Middlesbrough FC puts support behind RG Week Championship football club Middlesbrough has thrown its support behind Responsible Gambling Week 2019, a public campaign to trigger a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly.

No escaping reality of Boro situation says Howson It is down to the players to change the truth of the table by winning games insists the versatile wing-back.

U18s See Off Sunderland - Middlesbrough FC Boro’s Under-18s saw off bottom side Sunderland on Saturday in a high-scoring encounter at Rockliffe Park.

Derby County 2 Boro 0 - Middlesbrough FC Ten-man Boro succumbed to a 2-0 defeat to Derby County on Saturday.

Howson: 'nothing wrong' with Saville red card tackle Saville's challenge was firm but fair and the ball was there to be won says Howson.

GALLERY: Boro Fans At Pride Park - Middlesbrough FC 1,400 Boro fans travelled to Derby County for Saturday's Championship match-up.

Rival bosses rumble Boro, a thin squad & league table doesn't lie Boro have now gone eight games without a win and are in the drop spot as the problems mount. Here's what we learned at Derby.

Derby boss backs Boro to climb from danger The Rams' coach says Boro have the quality to climb clear but must start edging the close games.

Up to six senior Middlesbrough players could miss the trip to QPR 'January's 10 games away so we've really got to stick together as a group,' says the Boro boss.

Derby 2-0 Middlesbrough: Lawrence and Rams put crisis week behind them STEVE STAMMERS AT PRIDE PARK: Crisis over for one club but for the other, the problems continue to mount. Derby secured a vital win that should keep them involved in the play-off chase.

MATCH REPORT: Derby County 2 Boro 0 - Middlesbrough FC The hunt for a win continues for Boro after going down 2-0 at Derby County.

In Pictures: Boro Against Derby County - Middlesbrough FC A brace from Tom Lawrence saw ten-man Boro beaten by Derby County.

WATCH: Jonathan Woodgate Post-Match Reaction - Derby County - Middlesbrough FC Boro head coach Jonathan Woodgate gave his verdict after the Derby County match.

WATCH: Jonny Howson Post-Match Reaction - Derby County - Middlesbrough FC Jonny Howson spoke after Boro's 2-0 defeat to Derby County at Pride Park.

Boro season skidding towards car crash with defeat at Derby Spirited Boro beavered away but veered off the road to recovery as Derby revved to victory.

Championship Review: Leeds move top, Middlesbrough lose again Leeds United picked up a first win in three at home to QPR, sending them above Swansea City to the Championship summit. Leeds United carved out a 2-0 win against QPR to reclaim top spot in the Championship, while struggling Middlesbrough suffered another defeat to remain in the bottom three.

Woodgate on staying strong, Saville's red card and Britt's miss 'It's unbelievable really. It's a huge chance and you have got to take it,' the Boro boss on Assombalonga's early chance.

'Kept pushing' - The Middlesbrough verdict Derby County fans will love Derby County 2-0 Middlesbrough reaction - Phillip Cocu speaks after his side beat Boro thanks to two Tom Lawrence goals in the Championship at Pride Park on Saturday.

Boro problems deepen as 10 men lose 2-0 at Derby Boro missed an early sitter and then had a men sent off but battled away in a defeat at Pride Park.

Boro player ratings: Marvin's the man as Middlesbrough lose at Derby Middlesbrough have now failed to win in eight Championship games. Philip Tallentire rates the players at Pride Park.

Middlesbrough down to ten men as Derby County look to put Championship clash to bed Derby County v Middlesbrough - Phillip Cocu's side are ahead at half-time thanks to Tom Lawrence as Boro reduced to ten men following sending off of George Saville.

Derby v Middlesbrough LIVE: 10-man Boro sink to 2-0 defeat Jonathan Woodgate's men failed to score for a fourth league game in a row at Pride Park.

Derby County tipped to put turbulent week behind them against Middlesbrough Derby County are back in Championship action today when they welcome Middlesbrough to Pride Park Stadium. The Rams suffered defeat to Hull City last time out and a turbulent week has followed.

Derby County v Middlesbrough - Coaching experience not an issue for Boro duo - Woodgate On the face of it, today's match at Pride Park pitches experienced coach Phillip Cocu against novices but Middlesbrough's coaching staff are not as green as they are made out to be, according to Jonathan Woodgate.

Ayala surprised Boro v Derby is a bottom half clash Both sides will be very disappointed at a flat start - but both can still challenge for the top says stalwart defender.

There's plenty of football nous in the management team says Woody 'Me and Robbie are young but in terms of football we have a lot of experience,' insists the Boro boss.

Back To Back - Get Your Tickets For Boro's Yorkshire Double - Middlesbrough FC Boro are back on home turf later this month with a Yorkshire double for Jonathan Woodgate's men at the Riverside.

WATCH: Jonathan Woodgate Previews Derby County Away Game - Middlesbrough FC Boro boss Jonathan Woodgate is wary of Derby County's strong home form ahead of tomorrow's meeting at Pride Park Stadium.

'Too early' - Middlesbrough boss sent Derby County message Derby County v Middlesbrough - Jonathan Woodgate's side are struggling in the Championship with just 12 points to their name from 14 matches so far this campaign.

GALLERY: Boro Players Meet Fans On VIP Stadium Tour - Middlesbrough FC Boro fans got the chance to have an exclusive VIP tour of the Riverside Stadium and meet four members of the first team squad.

Boro Sign Up To Support Responsible Gambling Week 2019 - Middlesbrough FC Boro have signed up to support Responsible Gambling Week 2019, a public awareness campaign to trigger a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly.

Leeds United Away Ticket Information - Middlesbrough FC All the ticket and travel details for Boro's away game against Leeds United later this month…

Derby County v Middlesbrough Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Derby County and Middlesbrough.

Derby boss Cocu is asked if the table lies & about Boro's visit Jonathan Woodgate this week claimed the current table is 'lying'. His opposite number at Derby is asked if he agrees.

Next Stoke manager betting - ex-Boro boss Pulis a front-runner Stoke are seeking a replacement for Nathan Jones after his sacking.

The Derby view on the 'sad end' of sacked captain Richard Keogh Keogh's Derby dismissal has 'rocked the club' according to experienced Rams writer Steve Nicholson of Derbyshire Live.

LIVE BLOG: All the build up to the crucial Derby match Join us for the latest Boro news and views :: Updates throughout the day.

Ayala: 'Boro have put it right at one end, now for the other' Boro have plugged the leaks and are solid at the back but now they must start to score says stalwart defender.

Boro boss plan to reshape Academy side to hone fringe figures The boss plans to change the system the Under-23s play to mirror the first team and get ring rusty seniors up to speed.

Middlesbrough warn senior players to take pay cut to stay at the club CRAIG HOPE: Sportsmail understands that some of those Middlesbrough players with expiring contracts are unhappy at the prospect of 'significantly reduced terms'.

Fixture Flashback: Britt Seals Pride Park Win - Middlesbrough FC Boro travel to Derby County on Saturday so here's a look back at our memorable last win at Pride Park…

Away Fan Guide: Derby County - Middlesbrough FC Derby County have provided a useful guide for Boro fans making the trip to Pride Park Stadium on Saturday…

Woodgate on a shape switch he hopes can spark Boro's season 'It suits our players more' says Boro boss as he outlines the shape he hopes can spark a revival.

Saturday Evening Pre-Paid Tickets Sold Out For Beer & Gin Festival - Middlesbrough FC Tickets are selling fast for this event, with pre-paid tickets for the Saturday evening session now sold out and limited availability for the two other sessions.

OnThisDay In 2018 - Lewis Wing Opens Boro Account In Style - Middlesbrough FC Lewis Wing opened his account for Boro in some style on this day in 2018…

Sportswear supplier scores with Middlesbrough FC partnership A sportswear supplier in Teesside is set to boost its profile after becoming a Middlesbrough FC Business Partner. TS3 Sports has joined the club's business partnership programme, which will see its branding displayed to more than 20,000 fans on match days at the team's Riverside home ground.

Derby problems deepen before Boro game as Rams sack skipper Injured defender Keogh has been axed as the fall-out from a drink drive incident rumbles on.

Chairman remains supportive insists Boro boss Woodgate The whole club is positive and united and it starts right from the top, insists buoyant Boro boss.

Team News: George Friend Back In Light Training - Middlesbrough FC Jonathan Woodgate has been boosted by the return of club captain George Friend to light training this week.

What Woody told Forshaw when Leeds wanted to sign him from Boro Adam Forshaw has revealed that he spoke to former Boro team-mate Woodgate before joining Leeds United.

Woody on the 'lying' table, sticky patches & Randolph's injury 'People say the league table tells the truth, but it’s not,' insists the Boro boss.

Under fire Woodgate to be given more time at Boro The former Middlesbrough and Real Madrid defender was expected to bring about a more attack-minded approach to the Riverside but the team have struggled for goals, recording back-to-back goalless draws and hitting the net 11 times in 14 matches.

Boro fan reaction to Steve Gibson's £1m a month season card story Here's what fans have had to say about Anthony Vickers' article outlining the chairman's £12m yearly investment into Boro.

Ram's flat mood & sticky start ahead of Boro match with edge Life after Lampard hasn't been been smooth and players and fans are edgy says their man in the know.

Riverside Base for Suicide Prevention Service - Middlesbrough FC The Riverside is to be used for a monthly ‘open house’ service for suicide prevention support service TalkToday…

Hayden Coulson Backs Anti-Arson Initiative - Middlesbrough FC Hayden Coulson helped Cleveland Fire Brigade get the message across when he joined in a PL Kicks session at Hemlington Recreational centre.

New EFL chairman Parry allegedly accepts Sky TV deal was ‘flawed’ EFL clubs have made their feelings towards the Sky TV deal agreed last November known.

Steve Gibson's £1m a month Boro season ticket Boro's finances and ability to spend in January were raised in the weekly Q&A.

GALLERY: 40 Photos As Boro Prepare For Derby - Middlesbrough FC Boro were on the training pitches on Tuesday as we gear up to face Derby County away on Saturday.

Middlesbrough's UEFA Cup heroes - where are they now? ClubCall.com Middlesbrough Middlesbrough's UEFA Cup heroes - where are they now?

Ex-Middlesbrough Academy star James Morrison calls it a day 'Football has been my life for so long. It's difficult to say goodbye to that,' says Morrison.

Boro Q&A on how to solve the problems of a shot-shy side Goals - or the lack - of them dominate dthis weeks Q&A. Here's a round up of the hot topics.

Academy Round-Up: PL Cup Hopes Alive & U23s Climb Up To Third - Middlesbrough FC Lucas Reed hit a stunning match-winning free kick for our Under-18s to keep their hopes alive in the Premier League Cup.

Leicester and Watford among clubs keeping tabs on David Alaba's cousin Leicester City and Watford are among the clubs tracking Ronald Sobowale - the cousin of Bayern Munich star David Alaba. The striker is currently on trial with Championship club Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough FC brings local business on board in latest partnership Contracts assistant Mathew Northgreaves explained how the company aims to utilise the Business Partner programme to help connect with more local people: "It's enhanced our name. "You have the LED boards, the StadiumTVs and StatTV, there's a little bit of SCH branding everywhere you look around the ground.

Boro won't press panic button after sliding into the drop zone There will be no knee-jerk decisions despite the club's poor start to the season.

Ahead of schedule Randolph 'confident' for Ireland crunch Hints from Ireland suggest the shot-stopper is ahead of schedule for a return plus Scottish striker and trialists linked.

Woody watches Boro 1st team squad players in action for the U-23s Stephen Walker, Marcus Browne, Marc Bola, Anfernee Dijksteel, Ben Liddle, Connor Malley and Nathan Wood all featured in Graeme Lee's side.

It would be a mistake to pick the kids at this perilous stage 'There’s a pressure on the squad now and the best men to handle it are the experienced players,' says Eric Paylor.

Walker And Liddle On Target As U23s Go Third - Middlesbrough FC Boro’s Under-23s are up to third in the league despite being hit by a stoppage time equaliser to draw 2-2 at Newcastle on Monday.

Newcastle United U23s 2-2 Middlesbrough U23s: Florian Lejeune impresses in comeback game Newcastle United defender Florian Lejeune came through unscathed as he steps up his recovery from injury.

Newcastle United U23s 2-2 Middlesbrough U23s RECAP: Florian Lejeune makes comeback as Oisin McEntee scores late equaliser Florian Lejeune will take to the pitch tonight as the young Magpies take on Middlesbrough.

Loan Watch: Stubbs Starts And Curry Among Goals - Middlesbrough FC Tyrone O’Neill and Brad James’ games postponed as Sam Stubbs starts and Mitch Curry gets on the scoresheet…

WATCH: Boro v Fulham - Inside Matchday - Middlesbrough FC Boro were unable to break down the ten men of Fulham on Saturday afternoon.

Last time Boro were in Championship trouble Mogga dug them out Boro were in the bottom three when Tony Mowbray arrived. Here's the story of how he led a great escape.

Green-eyed WAG smashes glass over ex-Boro star boyfriend's head Josh Walker's girlfriend, Lauren Dinse, lashed out when she saw him chatting to another woman - he was left with a deep gash to his head.

The ball is out of play for more than half of every Boro match Boro are third from bottom of another table according to newly revealed statistics.

Defensive curve-ball, kids coming through & Boro firing blanks Basement Boro have looked more solid of late but a familiar flaw has cost them dear: what we learned against Fulham.

Tyne-Tees Derby For U23s On Monday - Middlesbrough FC Boro's Under-23s make the trip up to Newcastle United this evening and are bidding for a third straight league win.

'Too early to talk about relegation' says Wing The table looks bleak right now but Boro remain upbeat and Wing is convinced the goals and points will flow.

Woody challenges his goal-shy players to 'stand up' & be counted 'I’m pleading for the ball to hit the back of the net,' admits the frustrated Boro boss.

When Boro started the season with 13 players yet won promotion 'When Boro narrowly avoided demotion from the Football League in 1986 manager Bruce Rioch had a squad of just 13,' writes Eric Paylor.

Ex-Middlesbrough Academy player two games from title glory Teessider Curtis Edwards is on the brink of winning the Swedish league title.

GALLERY: Boro Fans At The Fulham Game - Middlesbrough FC Photos from the game between Middlesbrough and Fulham in the Sky Bet Championship at the Riverside on Saturday October 26 2019…

Boro 0 Fulham 0 - Middlesbrough FC Highlights from Boro's 0-0 draw against Fulham in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday October 26 2019…

U18s Stay In Cup Hunt - Middlesbrough FC Lucas Reed kept our U18s hopes alive in the PL Cup after scoring the winner at Derby on Saturday…

The Riverside Remembers - Middlesbrough FC The Riverside came together to remember all the servicemen and women who have lost their lives on our annual Armed Forces Day…

Middlesbrough fan reaction: 'Vitriol' & 'social media negativity' Boro fans have had plenty to say about the goalless draw against Fulham that left the club in the bottom three.

Parker proud of players as 10-man Fulham earn point at Middlesbrough ClubCall.com News Parker proud of players as 10-man Fulham earn point at Middlesbrough.

Fulham hold on for Riverside point despite losing goalkeeper Rodak to early red ClubCall.com News Fulham hold on for Riverside point despite losing goalkeeper Rodak to early red.

'Blunt' 'Pressure' & 'Frustration' Boro v Fulham media reaction Middlesbrough dropped into the bottom three after failing to beat Fulham. Here's what the watching media made of the match:.

Steve Gibson won't press the panic button says Chris Kamara 'I feel for Woody, I know the type of character that he is and I know he will be hurting,' says ex-Boro player and Sky pundit Chris Kamara.

Championship round-up: Preston go second after comeback CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Preston took moved up into second place in the Championship after coming from 2-0 down to beat Blackburn with a late goal from Tom Barkhuizen.

In Pictures: 10 Photos From Boro's Draw With Fulham - Middlesbrough FC Boro had to settle for a point for the second successive game as we played out a 0-0 draw with Fulham.

WATCH: Jonathan Woodgate Post-Match Reaction - Fulham - Middlesbrough FC Boro head coach Jonathan Woodgate gave his verdict on his side's 0-0 draw with Fulham at the Riverside.

WATCH: Jonathan Woodgate's Post-Match Media Conference - Middlesbrough FC Boro head coach Jonathan Woodgate was in front of the cameras after our goalless draw against Fulham.

WATCH: Lewis Wing Post-Match Reaction - Fulham - Middlesbrough FC Lewis Wing spoke in the wake of Boro's goalless draw at home to Fulham at the Riverside.

Boro are in trouble & must rewire themselves for a survival scrap There is no room for any illusions now - Boro are deep in a basement battle and the players must react.

Woodgate will 'get it right' at Boro claims Fulham boss Parker Scott Parker said Fulham will appeal Rodak's red card if video evidence shows he didn't handle the ball.

Jonathan Woodgate admits his Boro side lacked a cutting edge 'I'd have preferred it to be 11 v 11 - I know that sounds strange,' admits Woodgate after his side's draw.